2017 lifestyle favorites: jewelry, candles, and more

Written by Jenny Wu
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  1. Happy New Year and Congratulations for your work!

  2. Porter Magazine is so good. I definitely want to subscribe. Love that Swarovski pen!

  3. Caitlin says:

    That candle looks so luxurious!
    || Caitlin || caitlinpaigexox.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

  4. Yvonne says:

    Such a nice selection. I love silk pillow cases!
    xo Yvonne

  5. What a wonderful selection of favourites! I must say those pens and iPhone case are my favourite too! Merry Christmas Jenny, have a wonderful holiday season xx

  6. Marina Rosie says:

    Ooo, get you, iPhone X, eh!? xx The case is gorgeous though Jenny, but I’m more jealous of the phone haha! That swarovski pen is absolutely precious – so bougie! However, my favourite is definitely the Soy candle, I love the white gold design on it too – anything with notes of Vanilla is for me! x
    Marina x

  7. Van says:

    The Swarovski Pen sounds luxurious! I’ve never thought about investing in pens but I might have to now ^^

  8. I’ve never seen any Iphone case as adorable as this. Wow, that is one expensive pen. I hope it makes my penmanship better.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Jenny says:

      They have hundreds of equally cute designs on there, it took me hours to finally narrow it down to this one! I actually do think the pen helped me write better, because I don’t have to use as much pressure to get the ink to dispense evenly (if that makes sense)!

  9. Kinga K. says:

    I like candles ❤

  10. Becky says:

    this seems to be the year of silk pillowcases! everyone and their mothers are talking about how good they are for your skin and hair. you’ve got my attention to porter magazine – i love reading magazines actually, but i just kind of hate how… commercialized? they are with ads and gift guides. one of my favorite things to read are interviews and opinion columns and i wish there were more of those!

    also on the note of candles – i just bought one from b&bw and it smells soooo good. i’ve been toying with the idea of getting something more expensive just to see if it makes any difference – or maybe the difference is *knowing* that your candle is expensive, haha. my eye is always on jo malone and diptyque!

    becky @ star violet

    • Jenny says:

      Well I guess the Porter magazines are still commercialized in the sense that they feature products from Net-a-Porter in their articles, but in a much more tasteful way ???? Overall you’re still getting more content though, so I really like that!

      B&BW candles are super fragranced and have great scents, but I’ve heard mixed reviews about the quality of their fragrances, particularly their wallflowers. Not sure about their candles but I only burn my “nicer” candles in smaller spaces because I feel like the B&BW can be almost too overpowering. Jo Malone is next on my to try list, I’m obsessed with their perfumes!

  11. Great list of favorites! I’m really in need of a new Iphone case. The jewelry is so pretty.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  12. Prettypeach Blossom says:

    How Inlove everything you picked Jen especially the jewellery. All amazing now I am off to read the 2017 in review you know I am a bit impartiall about a little beauty mainly Skincare.

    Esnath @ http://www.prettypeachblossom.com

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you so much Esnath! Hope you enjoy the 2017 post as well, and I’ll be sharing my skincare favorites of the year soon, so stay tuned for that! ????

  13. Kathryn says:

    Wait that candle is actually beautiful! I can see why it would be a favorite, even just on looks alone LOL.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  14. Amber says:

    I really like your style. The jewelry is so pretty and who wouldn’t want a smooth pen. Is it weird that I actually like certain types of pencils. Anyways, nothing wrong with including non-beauty items. We all have those. Anyways, happy holidays!!

  15. Ah I’m wanting a silk pillow case as well! Although I’m not totally sold it’s going to help with wrinkles or anything, but must still feel exceptionally nice and soft. I don’t tend to splurge on lifestyle, but your picks are definitely luxurious and beautiful! That Bijou candle looks wonderful and reasonably priced. Happy Holidays dear Jenny!!

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

    • Jenny says:

      I’m a side sleeper and I noticed that if I sleep on cotton cases my frown lines become more visible in the morning, probably because of the way I position my face and the cotton friction tugging against my skin. I don’t think it’ll help prevent wrinkles, though that would be nice, haha
      Thank you so much Laura, and a very merry Christmas to you as well!

  16. Sam says:

    I love looking at earrings, and I feel so happy when I place an order, but then I get them and never wear them! So I’m pausing on the jewelry train right now, haha. Those candles though! I’ve been looking for some (marginally) cheaper ones but still good, cause, ya know, photos, and now I’m really excited to check out the bijou ones!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

    • Jenny says:

      I do that with bracelets a lot actually, they’re probably my least worn pieces, especially in the winter when they’re hidden under long sleeves ???? Highly recommend the Bijou candles! They’re gorgeous, in person and in photos!

      Jenny | Geeky Posh

  17. I got the Bijou candle in Lena and I’m in love with the scent! I totally agree with you that they hit the sweet spot for quality, looks, scent, and price :) I usually go back and forth between burning candles and running my diffuser. I generally try not to buy candles that are too girly in appearance or scent in deference to my husband. He never complains but I just feel bad about surrounding him in too many feminine things all the time. I always say that i need to get a silk pillowcase and I just need to buy one. The Celestial Silk one is reasonably priced and if you like it, it must be pretty good ;p

    • Jenny says:

      I was looking at Lena for my bedroom, it sounds like the perfect scent to unwind with at the end of a long day! My husband actually likes the dessert and floral scents as long as they’re not overly sweet, I remember picking candles with him at Bath & Body Works and he chose a candy apple scent! ???? I hope you’ll like the Celestial Silk pillowcase if you decide to get it!

  18. This jewellery is truly amazing – totally my style. I have the rose gold Swarovski pen and that black one looks just as pretty. A beautiful post, loved it xx



  19. Sal UmmBaby says:

    I really want silk pillowcases too but I didn’t want to spend so much so I will definitely check out that Amazon recommendation – I hope they ship to UK. Your iphone case is absolutely gorgeous xxx

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Sal! I think this particular seller is US based but fingers crossed that they ship to the UK! If not try searching for 25 momme pillow cases on Amazon, there might be other brands out there!

  20. Shannon V says:

    Love the Swarovski pens. I have a Hello Kitty one which I hardly ever use. I bought it mainly as a desk accessory haha but they write really nicely & it’s always nice to have some extra sparkles around your work area.
    & how good Casetify cases? I am obsessed with mine.
    Love the rest of your picks. Very luxe. That candle looks so nice too.


    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Shannon! I do love that the Swarovski pen doubles as a desk decor, it brings me joy just looking at it. I’m so impressed with my Casetify case thinking about getting another one so I can switch them up!

  21. I need one of these pillow cases in my life. Wait, I think I need two, so things don´t get gross.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    • Jenny says:

      Oh yes definitely get more than one. I made the mistake of buying just one silk pillowcase the first time and had to go back to my old cotton cases while this was in the laundry!

  22. Gellie Abogado says:

    The swarovsky pen looks gorgeous. I am so showing this to my husband. Haha! Although I haven’t seen one available locally here in the Philippines. But if there’s a will, there’s a way. xD


  23. Shireen says:

    I love this new format you’re writing for your favourites, Jenny! I have never splurge on a candle before, are the pricier ones really worth it? The most expensive that I bought are Yankee Candles.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Jenny says:

      Yay!! So glad you like the format Shireen! For me I definitely notice a difference in scent and throw between cheaper candles and more expensive ones, but after a certain point I feel like the price starts to reflect the aesthetics of the candle more than it’s quality, if that makes sense? I love pretty candles because I use them as decor pieces around the home, so for me I definitely think it’s worth splurging on something pricier!

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